Tim is a Scientia Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and also the Institute for Climate Risk & Response (ICRR). His main research interests are panel data econometrics, machine learning, and climate change / environmental economics. His research has involved developing and applying large data to a diverse range of topics including the effects of climate change on crop yield, the impact of child labour on child development, and panic buying during the COVID pandemic. His future research agenda includes modelling the economic implications of climate change and exploring the synergies that exist between machine learning and econometric approaches to prediction and causal inference. Alongside academic research, he has worked as an economic consultant on a full-time and casual basis for prominent firms in Australia including Ernst & Young and Deloitte Access Economics.
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The impact of climate change on natural systems is well understood, but climate change impact on the economy is another matter, writes UNSW Business School's Tim Neal
While initiatives in Labor's federal budget should be applauded, many Australians want more action on climate change, writes UNSW Business School's Timothy Neal